Lip Piercing Aftercare & Healing Time
Having your snake bites, here can give you some advice.
The healing time for a lip piercing varies based on the person and their attentiveness to their lip piercing aftercare regime. It can take up to 3 months for a lip piercing to fully heal, but some people may find their piercings are healed within 4-6 weeks. Even if you feel your lip piercing is fully healed in less than 3 months, you should wait as long as possible to change your jewelry to give the fistula (i.e. hole where you were pierced) time to strengthen and reinforce.
Very important: you shouldn't touch them with with your fingers unless you wash them first. You're fingers carry lots of bacteria!
Something you're gonna notice is that during the healing process some white stuff will come out of the wound. This is completely normal, and you shouldn't panic. Only if it gets yellow, green or brown you should see you're piercer for advice.
After getting your piercing go to your local pharmacy or grocery store and pick up a gallon of distilled water and non-iodized sea salt. Make sure the water is distilled and you are not substituting it for any other type of water (I.E. tap water). Non-iodized sea salt is pure or organic salt and the only ingredient on the bottle should be sea salt. When you get home, mix four teaspoons of the non-iodized sea salt into the gallon of distilled water and shake well.
Once they're healed and there's no swelling anymore, you should swap the longer piercing bar with a shorter one, so it won't get caught on your teeth or clothing anymore.